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The Red Flag Rule and health insurers

  • Neal Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 22 2008

Last year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and five federal banking regulators jointly published regulations addressing the obligations of “financial institutions” and “creditors” to prevent identity theft

California expands data breach law to medical and health insurance information and expands the reach of state medical privacy law

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • USA
  • -
  • November 30 2007

California recently expanded its data breach notification law to include medical and health insurance information

California’s data breach notification law now covers medical and health insurance information

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • January 14 2008

Going well beyond the requirements of HIPAA and most state health privacy laws, California has amended its existing Database Security Breach Notification Act to require any organization that reasonably believes a breach of a California resident’s medical or health insurance information has occurred, to notify that resident

New HIPAA federal breach notification requirements

  • Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • July 17 2009

New security breach notification requirements will become effective soon for entities subject to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which includes health plans, health care clearinghouses and health care providers

New HIPAA breach notification rule for group health plans creates another compliance obligation for employers

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • August 25 2009

Reports of personal information stolen from business databases and PCs, or from laptops full of confidential data lost in transit, have become regular features of the news

GINA Regulations released prohibiting discrimination in health plans based on genetic information and revising privacy rules

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 6 2009

On Friday, October 2, 2009, the Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services (HHS) released an advanced copy of the interim final regulations under Title I of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) implementing the rules in GINA that prohibit group health plans and health insurance issuers from discriminating based on genetic information

Proposed modifications to HIPAA Privacy Rule would prohibit use of genetic information for underwriting purposes

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 7 2009

On October 1, 2009, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) issued an interim final rule that proposes to amend the HIPAA Privacy Rule to provide greater protection to individuals' genetic information

Virginia issues guidance on information security program requirement

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 2 2009

The Virginia State Corporation Commission Bureau of Insurance (the "Bureau") recently issued a bulletin to provide guidance on the development and implementation of privacy safeguards to all insurers, health service plans, health maintenance organizations, surplus lines brokers and other interested parties

What your business needs to do about the new HIPAA rules

  • Venable LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • October 21 2009

Whether you are an employer that provides health insurance for your employees, a business in the growing health care industry, or a hospital or other medical provider, you need to know about some key changes to the privacy and security rules under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA"), which have been substantially broadened under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (the "HITECH Act"

February deadline to update HIPAA business associate agreements

  • Latham & Watkins LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • January 6 2010

By February 17, 2010, most group health plans are required to have updated business associate agreements